Less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on World Record Breaking Show tickets & stuff

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

Nashville StandUp’s “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” world record attempt is coming up SOON: April 12-19, 2015 during the Wild West Comedy Festival at The East Room in Nashville, TN. Right now there are less than 40 hours left to get early bird prices on tickets & stuff from our IndieGoGo campaign.

First: THANK YOU to everybody who has already donated here or at our fundraiser show at Zanies or in person or online at NashvilleStandUp.com! The money that has already been delivered by IndieGoGo is being put to good use. If you haven’t donated yet, go right ahead with confidence. We have signed a contract with Guinness and this IS happening!

Also, THIS IS GREAT: a group of donors (we’re not at liberty to announce who yet) have pledged to pay whatever expenses we have that are not paid for by this crowd-funding campaign. Even if somehow THAT fell through (extremely unlikely), NASHVILLE STANDUP will pick up the rest of the bills itself out of pocket & hope to make the money back later in merch & ticket sales.

Comics: we’re currently booking time slots on the big show. Our list of comedians already scheduled to appear includes Nate Bargatze, Ralphie May, Billy Wayne Davis and many, many more. If you haven’t yet reserved your spot, GET ON IT. Time is running out. Before you pledge, MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY! In case you missed our previous update, Guinness World Records rules say:

“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”

This means that before we can allow you to perform, you must give us a list of qualifying professional dates / shows. Sorry, slackers. Maybe next year.

We’re all very excited about this show & we’re glad you are too. Oh yeah, we’re calling it: BROKEN RECORD Comedy Show. Don’t skip it.

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success. Check your qualified income tax professional about the tax deductible status of your charitable donation.

5/12 Zanies Fundraising Event for World Record Attempt Show

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

A Fundraising Event Benefiting NashvilleStandup.com attempt to break the Guinness World Record on april 12-19, 2015 for the LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS

Featuring:
Chad Riden
Michael Hampton
Mary Jay Berger
Gary Fletcher
Brett Cantrell
Jordan Jensen
Josh Wagner
Josh Lewis
DJ Buckley

Beginning April 12th, NashvilleStandUp.com will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in a non-stop stand-up comedy marathon to draw attention to Nashville-based comedians and to put Nashville into the record books of comedy history.

Nashville comedians will not only break the current 3.3 day / 80 hour record, it will continue through the entire duration of the Wild West Comedy Festival, and conclude on April 19th. The non-stop 192 hour schedule will feature showcases, feature-length and headliner-length sets and surprise drop-ins from comedians of various levels of fame and fortune AND infamy and misfortune. NashvilleStandUp.com has launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to help pay for the cost of the event, including the Guinness World Records’ fees.

This benefit showcase at Zanies is a fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking and features show organizers DJ Buckley & Brett Cantrell and will be headlined by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden. All proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
doors open at 6:30
showtime: 7:30

Zanies; 2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

TICKETS: $10 at 615-269-0221, at the door or online at Zanies.com

Nashville StandUp is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity with a mission to cultivate and promote middle Tennessee’s growing stand-up comedy scene and the Nashville-based comedians that help make it a success.

MORE INFO:
http://nashvillestandup.com/nashville-comedians-to-attempt-world-record-breaking-8-day-long-comedy-show/
http://igg.me/at/comedy/x/7774798
https://www.facebook.com/events/653813818077551/

There are 10 days left on our IndieGoGo campaign to fund NashvilleStandUp’s attempt to break the Guinness World Records’ for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival, beginning April 12th. Please help us spread the word by sharing our crowd-funding page with your friends.

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

Guinness World Record attempt update #3

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

We have a few big updates about NashvilleStandUp’s attempt to break the Guinness World Records’ for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” during the Wild West Comedy Festival, beginning April 12th.

First, so far we have raised over $3,500! That is wonderful and unbelievable and just fantastic. THANK YOU. There are 14 days left on our IndieGoGo campaign. Please help us spread the word by sharing our crowd-funding page with your friends:

Guinness World Records' "Longest Stand-up Comedy Show - Multiple Comedians" record breaking show April 12-19, 2015 at The East Room

This is great: Our good friends at Zanies have been kind enough to set up a benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of this historic undertaking. The sucka-free lineup features Chad Riden, Michael Hampton, Mary Jay Berger, Gary Fletcher, Brett Cantrell, Jordan Jensen, Josh Wagner, Josh Lewis and DJ Buckley. ALL proceeds go to cover the costs of the Guinness World Record attempt! Get tickets now!

Zanies benefit showcase fundraiser to help supplement the costs of  NashvilleStandUp's Guinness World Record attempt!

Also, Guinness has given us their blessing and approval for this world record attempt! With that notice came a LOT of rules we were not previously aware of. There are three that relate directly to the comics in the lineup of the world record attempt show:

“Each performance by each individual comedian must last for at least fifteen minutes.”

“Each comedians may perform for longer if they wish, but they may not return to the stage for four hours after they finish their set.”

“All performers must be of a proficient standard. We define this as the comedians having at least 20 professional (paid) credits in a comedy club, theatre or bar and at least one year’s experience since their first paid gig. Evidence to prove this must be presented to the independent witnesses prior to the event and the witnesses must attest to this in their written statements.”

Previously we had offered 5 and 10 minute spots as IndieGoGo perks for $25 and $50 respectively. We have now removed those options.

Donors who DO NOT qualify will be able to (A) get a full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print).

Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $50 for a 10 minute spot perk have automatically been upgraded to a new 15-minute spot perk for free.

Donors who DO qualify who have already donated $25 for a 5 minute spot perk have three options: (A) full refund; or (B) choose another perk at the same price break (t-shirt or hatch show print); or (C) donate an additional $25 and upgrade to the 15-minute spot perk.

We will be contacting each affected donor individually to make sure this is handled the way they would prefer. Thank you so much for all of your support! We really appreciate it.

Please share our IndieGoGo campaign with your friends! Comics who carpool together in groups will get first choice at time slots when we start scheduling sets.

Nick Vatterott one show only at Zanies TONIGHT

Nick Vatterott at Zanies 11/3/2014

Since 2010 when Nick Vatterott broke-out at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, he has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan, had a stand-up special on Comedy Central and is an actor/producer on the Comedy Central’s series Mash Up. Nick has toured with Chicago’s storied Second City and his sketch group ‘Heavyweight’ has performed at Second City’s Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. He was the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman award in 2011 and before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.” Nick Vatterott’s comedy has been called high-energy, improvisational, unconventional, outside the box, but most of all hilarious!

You might remember his bit on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he forgets his next joke and pulls out a giant set list? Watch the first video in this YouTube playlist. Here’s an appearance Nick made on Conan:

Nick Vatterott’s new album ‘For Amusement Only’ will be available through Comedy Central Records on iTunes November 4th, but you can hear a Sneak Preview right now on SoundCloud.

You can see Nick LIVE doing ONE SHOW ONLY TONIGHT at Zanies Nashville. Go.

Monday, November 3, 2014
doors open at 6:30
showtime: 7:30

Zanies; 2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

TICKETS: $15 at 615-269-0221, at the door or online at Zanies.com. Zanies was also giving a few tickets away on their Facebook page. Give that a shot.

Also, stalk Nick online:
www.oodlesofpun.com/
oodlesofpun.tumblr.com/
twitter.com/nickvatterott
youtube.com/user/NickVatterott
facebook.com/people/Nick-Vatterott/1165789962

Dan Whitehurst album recording at Zanies 10/29

Dan Whitehurst album recording at Zanies 10/29/2014

Born to laugh, Dan Whitehurst has been searching for the funny in some of the most unusual and challenging situations. Bitten by the performing bug in 1998, Dan spent his free hours writing jokes and performing at various venues, and by 2001 was a regular at the legendary Zanies night club in Nashville. The first six years of his comedy career were accomplished while moonlighting as an Armed Robbery Detective for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Apt at flying under the radar, most of his co-workers never knew about his “silly little skit.” In February 2001 Dan won the title “Worlds Funniest Cop” from the American Society For Law Enforcement Training, and in 2002 was named Metro’s Investigator of the year.

In May of 2005, a 19 year police career ended leaving nothing but the memories, and funny stories. Over the years the act has evolved from set-up/punch to relatable, true (mostly) stories. Thanks Statute of Limitations!

As a hand picked opener for Janet, “The Tennessee Tramp” Williams early in his career, Dan was fortunate to travel and work with a seasoned professional who always kept him in stitches, and led to headlining opportunities of his own. He also toured briefly with mega-star Ralphie May, and opened for such acts as Tim Wilson, Killer Beaz, Josh Blue, Jay Mohr and the Emo Phillips, as well as appearing on the Bob And Tom Show.

Recently Dan has been working as an extra on the hit series “Nashville” and is open to any acting roles in which he can play a middle aged southerner with a thick accent.

He is recording his first album at his home club, Zanies in Nashville. You should go.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
doors open at 6:30
showtime: 7:30

Zanies; 2025 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
615-269-0221

TICKETS
$5 online, at the door, or by calling 615-269-0221.